facebook
twitter
search
search

White House: Won't make budget deadline

Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The White House has told House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.

A White House aide said Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients informed Ryan late Friday the budget wouldn't be delivered by the Feb. 4 deadline, The Hill reported Monday.

On Wednesday, Ryan wrote to the White House, asking if it would be missing the deadline.

"Late Friday evening, Deputy Director Zients confirmed that for the fourth time in five years, the president's budget will not be submitted in compliance with the law," the aide said. "Zients did not indicate how late the administration will delay its submission, simply noting, 'We will submit it to Congress as soon as possible.'"

Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February. He has met the deadline only once.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Texas AG Ken Paxton facing first-degree felony fraud charges
Kurds plan to carve state out of Iraq after fighting stops, leaders say
Anonymous calls for #MillionPersonMarch on Independence Day
Paraguayan song pays tribute to Pope Francis, goes viral